Based in London and traveling extensively, Billie Zangewa has been feeding on her experiences and brings a whole new bag of stories revealing her appetite for life and awareness of the world. More than ever, in her new silk tapestries, Billie comes out as a triumphant African woman, conscious of her roots and fully in touch with her environment. Her intimate universes meet the public realm in daring and original silk tapestries with strong narratives and presence. The cut silk collage and cotton embroidery offer a rich medium with precious textures and sensitive palettes, feminine but never quaint nor decorative.
14 November – 13 December 2008
billie zangewa, carnival, silk tapestry, 55x54cm, 2008